Forbes Reveals its First-Ever List of Global Game Changers

In order to run a great business, you need to be a great leader.

So it should come as no surprise that the world’s most successful companies have an influential and inspiring leader at the helm.

Earlier today, Forbes released its first-ever list of global game changers that features 30 of the world’s most influential business leaders whose innovations have transformed billions of lives.

To round up the brightest minds in business, Forbes screened hundreds of companies for growth, innovation, and global presence. Then, to narrow down their results, Forbes only considered for-profit entities with a market value of more than $1 billion.

And while these innovative individuals all hail from different business backgrounds, they share one common ground: they all had the uncanny ability to find a hole in the market, predict consumer needs, and capitalize on the opportunity.

Some notable names on the list are Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just to name a few.

If these business leaders can teach young professionals anything it’s that you can’t let the fear of failing hold you back and that you must always believe in the brilliance of your ideas.

Here are Forbes top 10 global game changers.

Marc Benioff, 51
Founder, CEO,

Jeff Bezos, 52
Founder, CEO,

Rahul Bhatia, 55
Co-Founder, IndiGo

Sara Blakely, 45
Founder, Spanx

Katrine Bosley, 47
CEO, Editas Medicine

Brian Chesky, 34
Co-Founder, CEO, Airbnb

Daniel Ek, 33
Co-Founder, CEO, Spotify

Jay Flatley, 63
CEO, Illumina

Ilene Gordon, 62
CEO, Ingredion

Terry Gou, 65
Founder, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.

You can find the entire list of global game changers here.